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read texas texas goes. we talked about the premise of the book. it all sorted of started. >> you probably remember the rick pear's succession moment he called for vai lantly ambushed the federal government in front of a large crowd. he said something like no, we have a fine union. there's no talk of leaving. if washington continues to do the terrible things its doing who knows what will happen. i did not regard it as a real commitment. if you're married and your spouse says there's nothing wrong with this marriage. there's no reason to dissolve it. if you continue to behave in the unsatisfactory manner it wasn't good. i thought about that and i thought about wow, if you look back over the last thirty years, texas has pretty much dominated the national yeand -- agenda. if you look at the savings and loan crisis in the '80s it started when ronald region -- charters of the texas. he did that because he felt that the texas ones were profitable. no, he no noticed the texas ones were all cooking the books that's why they were doing so well. and i kind of looked at that, there was a pie
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a fan of the border since. >> guest: we don't need a border fence from san diego to texas. border barriers, significantly reduced illegal immigration and people attending entry and certainly reducing crime in areas like el paso, texas where it was common for individuals from mexico to commit a crime and be able to return. i think we need it to be effective >> now that you are retired and can speak more freely deified policymakers thick of the phone and ask your advice and say what should we be doing about this? or do you not get those calls? >> political leaders have their own perspective of what they want and unfortunately they need to listen more to the people who have worked on the field. a number of people spent 30 years out of the field to give good perspective. >> south carolina is next. >> caller: thank you. i can't believe i'm talking to c-span. congratulations to this guy who has put his life in precarious places to help. the greatest problem with immigration in this country is inconsistency in the immigration policies. i lived in southern california for 20 years and sout
texas and deliveries and the may find themselves in history of couple of decades later. >> focusing on medical care you right to the black panther party they were heirs to the mostly and chartered tradition of african-american health politics. >> we have not looked closely enough because of the medical activism. with jim crow that we've understand that to included health care. back across the 20th century with the initiatives this important that health care is always there. so to look at the end genealogy of student nonviolent coordinating committee and advocating to back to this that were hurt and local communities. they turned to health care and dealing with the '60s and '70s and black activism. >>host: what transpired? >> lots of interesting things. they had the national network of health clinics mandated that every chapter of the party were springing up all over because the panthers had captured the attention of disaffected young people. you had to have the health care clinic to start a chapter. was basic preventive care and adoption referrals for those who had more serious iss
're happyt have pjri today. he's the chair and government business relation and university of texas ataustin. senior scholar of the economic to two and chair of he board of ecomis feaad cu aobposl twanit a column and commentary in many other publications including "the texas observer," american prospect in the nation. the new book which we'll talk about today is "inqund stit s oe d omstore tci other books include the predator state, how conservatives abandon the free markeby the brushes to come the balancing acts, technogy, finance and the americ fture andreted pa.a t cris iamca bocotenuo rey seat d today today we ask you beat for approximately 20 minutes and then we'll move to discussion and q&a. thank ou. >>nk v,r singer, soon to be professor wellhausen university of texas. on the day when the election results are in for an and grece por od a ea m to a changing s the world of unresolved economic crisis, and certainly very pleased to beere at m.i.t. to talk about abotat y oe eshie vao the on-site at the events with which we are faced with. and it's certainly a pleasure to be back in camb
and texas. he currently practices law and rights of bed for the st. louis post-dispatch. he teaches constitutional law at greenville college in illinois and has started many local constitution close to educate americans about the constitution the name of his book is "it's okay to say "god." please welcome tad armstrong. [applause] >> thank you so much. good morning. said to say it's not such a good morning in or call ron aware 15 to this point have lost their lives and numerous others injured by a lone gunman. i would ask you some time during the day to take a moment and after prayers for families of the victim's as well as the perpetrator in that sad event in, around. life goes on. would you agree with me they yesterday's energy was contagious in this room? what a marvelous facility the heritage foundation has year. and it's a privilege to speak today. i grew up in illinois and continue to reside there with my wife, our four kids to my grandkids, and hopefully more on the way. that's a stone's throw from where phyllis and her husband raise their family and she now resides in missou
story is a migration story. they come from texas and louisiana to the area to oakland and they find themselves your book focuses on medical care. you write that the black panther party, the answer is were part of an uncharted tradition of african-american health policies. >> guest: it means that we haven't looked closely enough at the fact that the civil rights tradition, if we just think about the 20th century, because it was always a medical activism tradition. i think that we understand the forms of discrimination, jim crow and racial segregation, we understand this as being part of the early 20th century african-american rights, which also included health care great if we go back across the 20th century to the organizations and the initiatives that we think of being important to the civil rights tradition, health care is always there. one way of thinking about the black panther party is thinking about people that were part of the student nonviolent coordinating committee, that also had a medical on that tended to both activists her during the movement and local communities as we
-known neowhaa nkprsinri we loved him in texas. he went to the university of texas and he grew up in texas. than he then he was a foreign correspondent for uned press international. hen'st kind of fake guy, but then when "cbs evening news" became more important, when the news rogrs, th wackita ae anchor on -- in the 60's and was there for about 20 years into the early 80s. i just think that his im - hesi t vede id, hi time covering is certainly fascinating. he was a fascinating person because he was so thoughtful. i think douglas brinkley is a hesaiy es istorian. cevenhas aso taught at the naval academy in princeton, so he is a real historian and also does detailed, comprehensive research in his writing. so t biographyof ron thfivegr oink w walter cronkite, and i think both the fact that doug wrinkly rode it and my high regard for hi and the fact thatcki loin country, having this kind of the biography is an excellent thing for us to have for documentation in the future. thelbkha cer hi book. it is vital for use as. now vital voices as an organization that was formed with then senator hillary cli
nixon was president and he is getting called constantly from the country of texas. they have suddenly exiled lyndon johnson -- he is being sent home. he is going crazy, he decides not to run for reelection. there is nothing to do. and he's constantly calling the white house and saying that i want to come up and do stuff. i need a plane and i need somewhere to stay. johnson was driving the nixon white house crazy. two such distraction that nixon said to him a house or building or an office or place to stay overnight. a young military aid was a colonel in the air force at the time, he got this assignment. i guess that tells you how i found out about this story. they basically take over a rundown townhouse on lafayette square. it becomes a secret place where presidents can be or stay the night until today. it has recently been renovated. i did recently get inside. it is four stories, the nicest four seasons you have ever stayed in your life. you can check in only four people can do that. and i should just tell you that the thread count sheets is like a billion. [laughter] there is a luxu
excited about that. i've read several lbj biography is. texas right now t. anr erdi it visit booktv.org. .. eastern mexico the land is little changed except for endless strands of wire fence anan occasional traffic sign. kid o and dtae llyt pat garrett. the days may be gone when blood flowed freely. but the music of the standing go and billy's dancing and the lovers kiss is all difficultto thin wtemonlight and of the kogyo these and the silence before the first ray of sunlight spills over the horizon. there are the stories because mexico is full of stories coou sh these stors the ghost tetorie bemen them, even some who know them, but they are ill boasts and they can conceal e truth like a pirate plunder. billy the kid and pat were perhaps the greatest of our own west legends by building nthe heth oth rvou sndngenve the original research and archival and private collections from texas torizonan from utah to i've made the ghosts give up a few more of their secrets. lo e ainco fortmost of sumter, forte danilo knuckling dim light sims, white oaks, silver city and on and on. in some pla
. this is happening in houston, texas, where the gun dealer was told to sell to these guy, and then the -- after cooperating with the federal government, they turned right around and slapped a federal investigation on them for selling to the cartels. and then in florida there's allegations of them selling to the mf13 gang and sending guns to honduras. as i said, it's difficult to keep up with all the news and evidence that's coming out, but there's definitely other programs that need to be investigated, and it's estimated that there was similar programs and at least 10,000 guns were sent south of the border whether it was into south america or into mexico under this justice department. and considering there's 240,000 documents surrounding fast and furious specifically, i don't have any doubts about that. yes. >> okay. so what is your view on gun control? because -- just like today in aurora, colorado, the mass murder of innocent victims. >> right. a horrible situation, right? but the bottom line is whether you're an economist or whether you're a pro-gun advocate, um, when you take the right of p
of texas, pat robertson, they knew that he was a catholic with gay friends. he was also pro-choice. but they said it is a culture war, he hates liberals and he can win. and they put money on the line for him, people put their name on the line. he never made it to the starting gate. all the way to 2011 when the experts at national journal -- november 2009, the experts at the national journal on the political pull were asked for all the democratic candidates who did better than expected and who's surprised you by doing worse than expected. worse than expected was senator obama. better than expected was senator clinton. two days later, she lost and she blew it at the iowa jefferson and jackson center. you have to understand, there is a lot more contingency. as i started to work on the campaigns, one of the first things that i realized, and it sounds awfully simple, but it is not. there really are only three campaigns for president. there is the challenger from the party out of power trying to capture the white house, and then there is an incumbent, trying to hold and defend the
rick perry, then governor of texas, pat robertson. they knew he was a catholic that was pro-choice, but they also said he is a culture who hate liberals and he can win and they put money on the line for an. he never made it. he just fizzled so badly. and out the way through 2011 with the experts at the national turnover, the expert of the national journal and political poll were asked for all the democratic candidate. who did better than did any surprise to be doing worse than it? worse than it was senator obama. better than expected with senator clinton. two days later she lost. she blew it at the i/o chip or send jackson event. we have to understand there's a lot more contingency. as i started to work on the campaign, one of the first things i realized as this sounds awfully simple, but it's not. there really are only three campaigns. there is the challenger on the party out of power to capture the white house. and then there's either an incumbent trying to hold and defend the white house after four years for a successor trying to maintain control of the white house for th
in 23 or 24 so this was either taken when he was getting his wings as an army flyer down in texas, or early in his career as an air mail flyer. so he was not very well known at that time. he flew after getting his wings in texas, he started as a barnstormer. he knew that barnstormers didn't live very long. he didn't have a great future, so he became an army aviator and then he joined the airmail kick in when he was, when he was flying the airmail from st. louis to chicago one night after fonck crashed, he thought to himself i can do that myself. i thought, you know, like everybody else he thought fonck was going to win but then he thought if i can stay awake for 40 hours, which i've done as an airmail pilot, then if i flight alone and they keep the weight down i could have enough gas to make it across. and so, and his theory of how to do it was radically different from all the other pilots at that time. that's his plane, the spirit of st. louis when he landed a week before taking off. this is a photo of lindbergh shaking the hand of clarence chamberlain in front of the spirit of s
in graduate school in texas and showed it to professo w we enag also a graduate of commissioners. readt and really loved it and experience in iraq? >> it would not have happened with the at the experience that i had. not what happened to me overseas but the sort of emotional ce t bwameg i edgetre and communicate to people who didn't understand that experience. one of the most frequent questions i got asked. what was ilike over there. it ird to knwow todd t ihao wh to write the book. to how i contend with that question what is it like? >> host: y talked about the emotional core. what about the emotions you brought out in "the llow onon yoveobdo aou understand your job. you may not understand all the repercussions for the way it will affect you down the line and particularly at affect your fily home. d the hd ou sed and heard time to mature and get a little older, and not just yrers our families bachome. it is from marching cadence. aditnal mych elobih t ylow bill. anyone who has been in the army. >> host: why make this a novel raer than a fact based book? >> guest: aot opeal about the b
year according to price waterhouse coopers. we have seen in texas when they did men now reform, 16,000 doctors have gone back to texas. rates have gone down, and and many of last year rick perry, the governor signed a law, the loser pays, which is very important. the president says a car and over again, doctors to to many tests. well, the practice defensive medicine from the very reason that they are free to being sued. we also need to expand the access to help savings accounts. believe the president does not like of savings accounts. but that's where readers can reduction in premiums and particularly for younger people i think we need to deregulate the state based exchanges. a number of states have returned the money. a number of gun waivers. of course california was the first to actually take the money because everything liberal happens in california, but we need to, as i say, support a to say. we don't need government controls state based exchanges telling insurers what's going to be an essential benefit plan. we need to do medicare reform. we cannot continue with these entitlem
in texas. he went to the university of texas. he grew up in houston and tn heas aorgnnt foitprinl. go of real reporter experience. he wasn't just the kind of a face guy but whenbs eng be -enhe orks had them walter cronkite started as the anchor in the 60s and was there for 20 years intthe early 80s and i idcoigpresidents and his time covering is certainly fascinating and he is a fascinating person because h was so thoughtful. i think douglas brinkley is s hfeora rice university and has also taught at the naval academy and princeton. he is a real historian who also se is ng so t comprehensive biography of cronkite will be the definitive biography of walter cronkite and i think the fact that doug brinkley wrote it and my hh rd for fact that cronkite is so well known and loved in our country and having this kind of biography is an excellent thing cuatinta fortoril la book i have a chapter in this book, vital voices. it is a organizatn that w llcln aas the honorary cochairs and i related this and put a chapter in as did secretary of ate clinton because i had been so rtar countries that
the legislation. i think that they did taxes, always great texas. thasy oneesffti the only way you can intervene is that. >> down here. >> professor, it would seem that to advance your ideas a wie todm catosu others. the benefits of not subjugating the rest of us to mull. whe woue vocaome om rom other parts of society? steve jobs instead. averizofdility wh th dur e auall advocate this idea. the advocates should come from. >> that's an excellent question. first of all, the reason why unrstand that defending free-market does not mean all the time defenng business interest. we free-market years and feel thees thtnd tisays a gigantic cost in terms of public opinion. if people understand my logic at think that there are two ways in which crony capiisml b ha cern t. the level of accountability, a large diffusion of data. in today world is more hor a lot of sharing them. they prevent evidence t har dtu those discussing with the manager of italian bank they found that not only woman in the bank or severely underpaid the me. chor pe they don't want to study to be released at large. i av aolag to my teami
that can cause great failures. texas actually learned this last winter. they had cold snaps that were not anticipated. they had demand for electricity rising, but they weren't expecting it to rise that much. then we had the cold, freezing pipes at the coal-fired power plants, so they had supply dropping off exactly when the demand was rising. what you get out of that his blackouts. that is something that the grid can circumvent a little bit and you can have a better chance of getting around if there were storage on the grid. it is not really just about how we make the world safe for wind and solar and how we build a hippie utopia. it is about how we actually, you know, prepare ourselves for a 21st century. we have a lot of technology that has not changed since the 1970s. i can't think of anything else that i depend upon that much that is stuck in 1970s technology. that is one of the biggest things that i think is making this grid more stable. making it something that has less inherent, you know, the going around behind the scenes that has to happen to actually get it to work. it is no
with had it. >> whenever you have a real estate boom,t's emt, sentrean vis ng prt xbl. ar o ss, id texas, are always subject to land booms. in the 1970s, it was particularly intensandaes uko,ests et a ia hat the property tax is a tax o property that iswned but it's waeco ts. onicoike th i.ldly homeowners, could own a $200,000 house, a $300,00 ta bl, and have huge property t hanme a . c brtre nga fixed income and have to pay the property tax bill out of this vry small fid income. and in some cases they didn't co i eif i fy. but rsonotis crisis. people being property bridge but income for, a being unable to pay thr opty tls tabisyonoou ttm. yudthgvhs l s of powers. they can come in, seize the property of whatever, just like they do for income tax. anthe govnmens partul ngio s. seese be funded, police and fire, but increasingly it's expanded to a wholrangeof services, clg n. lstn, ls e education, k. through the community college. and as the educational sector has increased, caues to call rosshe ste sr o cr, rp aa. upwhat pin pe. usstple elly upset about the assessment, which places a va
is with the militia . in truth the little bit, but they're still places in this country, texas, alabama, chicago , philadelphia win election from israel, the threat is ever-present, and to give you an exhibit will in philadelphia and many other citizens and more registered voters than there are adults over the age of 18 according to the u.s. census. because of a clue. what to me to put this will, there's simple steps. have they photo id to present at the polls and clean up absentee balloting. absentee ballots of the to a choice because you can register, applied for a ballot, then, and in many cases never have to present himself. kansas has been very good form. often require the you have a legitimate excuse to ask for an absentee ballot. they should make an effort to vote on election day. the few votes to early you have people voting before the last debate stiffeners. in addition, when you apply you have to give them the last four digits of his social security number, and that has reduced from dramatically. we are told this is the other suppression. we're told this is a return to the jim crow law
other states, florida, texas always been subject to land boo bn 970's p ine. snow,es went up. a peculiar bill the property x is t ort ttis snd 's aax onc le t ies soertaatief people elderly homeowners could own a 30lhse a prtx ut nove anom to pay it. they could be retired living on a fixed income and have to pay the property tax bl out of theryll fede. d om c tdit ton w,at on rieeor elderly homeowners and one not but that was in response to this crisis of people being properly riutco p a bng ab t p troy bis es y koue ay them. if you don't, the government has official powers. they can come ind seize the er, ic f inme. thenistirl foin bills. >> to start with the property tax has been the way that local government services have been funded police, fire crealy eand hoan svi clg e. th hee the largest train. all levels of education k through the cuny college. e education sector is in. co ae e or vere preraxavonut de pcuwaheo up is what is most upsetting to people because most people are really upset about the asse
to be grassroots and dispersed and i want to stay out of formal politics. >> host: next is tina and mesquite, texas. >> caller: hi, how are you doing? first point is growing up in the 60s and integration noa and how to go through some of the oppression and the issues. as i listened to the tea partiers, they remind me of that area and even though it wrapped up in intellectual conversation about the concerns of constitution, it seems to me as a person of color, if i lived in the tea party world, i would not have rights and it would be from terms of my inability to compete, if you will. and i frankly find it disturbing, even more so as i hear people say were not about bigotry, not about hate but yet every dang being displayed a gun says the opposite. and yes, i agree there are very intelligent people come up as a person of color there are huge symbols of color i don't believe them. >> host: thanks, tina. i think that's unfortunate. i wish he would attend a tea party event. you'd be hope welcome with open arms. there's nothing racist. and about the principles they espouse. there is nothing about limite
. >> an individual paying the property tax bill. so the frida texas alws bjtod b b i e 10' it ptila ine alhidor c-span and media, bring y to jefferson city, missouri, on book tv. lo amrcvi lco ersi ouik wme t e ecial collections of the archives at pe library at lincoln university. wi we haven olct ere p cle we vear collection is mostly oriented toward the african-american experience since we are in hbc college, we and african-american history. over, doave lotf oer seses aic-arin seerur we h mh n topics thatre covered by the library of congress classification system. anything fm eurean history scnce, lre t w tghecol. we will have a run through the rubble we have in our collection starting at the beginning. i'm going to have assistants lp mis weavrom a-z basically. the harvard classics. just about every libra as this. d 15di a l o aib w half philosop some books on the middle ages oi aund. if ailr whe aryfes sm, ll twerere inive. mainly, like i said, our collection contains a lot of informion afn-icis ahe k rie u seerer t this is the h
rights organizatn in el pa, texas. and this mandate -- a seto cus,itntuie hi yoed assimilate. you need to become amecans no their political mission was to cure the cli o cue l tman ts lgs, for mexicans who come here,gone through the process and become citizens. , dr 0 foundation tokmliv ya nthitl nion, moved it to san francisco and washington. now it's another state and tind chand vo tsoys nnlr aree,t'reucn for illegals, you know, don't deport illegal crna itfohellatof cinsan h n t tio debate in the process. and i am simplifying because there's also a rossa. this organization callsit the race, whh tyo atwa trd lmng amana. b hthmrican idea. they want to portray america as coy.ppressive recess nquerig orzatags ll onheer n of ford is on -- yu know, it is on your docket, other foundati ae adhrlf raaizio ad, morass. i could go down the whole list. the puerto rican legal defense fund is another one, from which jue th t ughe supremecut k rdger ethnicity. and of course, ford is behind the whole multicultural movement thurrlui ut buvettivok this. the curriculum in our lassrooms across the co
: arlington, texas. the independent line. >> caller: as someone who grew up in the church i am often found this whole movement of trying to inject jesus christ and religion into politics i have often found it disgusting because first of all when it comes to god's word both parties fall short so i think we should kill this whole notion that somehow if you vote republican you vote with god and all this kind of stuff because basically what you have done is created your own faults religion number one. just vote for who you want to vote for but quit--unless jesus christ himself is running you can't vote your faith. let's be honest about that. number 2, i think the tea party -- when i talked to a lot of my older relatives, it is a white separatist movement. the same old white citizens council and states rights and things from the past from the 60s that they see in this. i just think -- can then as far as supporting mitt romney why would you support -- jesus said if anybody comes with another reformation you reject him. >> host: let him respond. >> guest: how do you unpack that. start with the ra
well known at that time. he flew after gettg his wings in texas. staed a anto. nwerrm dt vlo sobe am rand then he joined the air mail. and when he was -- when he was flying the air mail fr st. uis cia teugch thuht hlfan tms t i like evybody else he thought fogg was going to win, but then he thought ii can stay awake for 4 hours, whch i've done this in mllt,he gh a aie htca hen toe ar so, in his theory of how to do it was radically different ta. ed woris other pilot of that iss a photo of lindbergh shaking the hand of clarence chamrlin in front of the spir ost. ouiwith ir i hick on.ghquta we were talking about this. i one time i knew. i'm not sure whether or not he was the yogest player the fiel he mp n hunt. why bas young. obviously he towered over everybody else. when he had displayed developed, he wanted to make sure he had plenty of leg room. ths hroustt,nt to be med niof is -- tns copilot, france while they were world war i aces. fr.were repaired by the ey eevesm e wob e fn lindbergh would be by the americans. and when n-guesser disappeared in the fight, it was a national tra
tax bill. florida, texas have always been subject to land booms. in the 1970s, it was particularly intent, and taxes, unicom assessments went up. you ill was that the property tax is the tax on property that is owned, not a tax on income like the way the income tax is. so certain categories of people, i.e. elderly homeowners could own a $200,000 house, $300,000 house, and have huge property tax bill, but not have and income, they could be retired, living on fixed income and have to pay the property tax bill out of this very small fixed income. and in some cases they didn't have the money. now, later on there's, you know, relief came in for elderly homeowners and what not but that was in response to the crisis of people being property rich but income for. and being unable to pay their property tax bills. and tax bills as you know, you have to pay them. if you don't the government has all sorts of powers. they can come in, seize the property, whatever, just like they do for income tax. and the government is particularly unforgiving, you know, tax bills. historically, the property tax
lee from texas to get that inside there for barack obama and an increase of the debt limit because of his skin color. wide? that's over dealing with. first i would say get over it and never to be armed with the facts. mitt romney spoke to the naacp yesterday and while speaking to the naacp, the media covered it like i gosh, what a big deal. some conservative, some republican and the lions den with people who are clearly an ally to his agenda and is probably uncomfortable being around. screw that narrative. i'm tired of republicans always been on the defensive, especially when you two parties certain analytical standpoint in this country. one party has a history of consistently standing up for civil rights. ending slavery, starting reconstruction, and a jim crow into the state treating people as people, not part of some victimize groups. and get democrats with antislavery bill. in fact there wasn't for senator dirksen from illinois her riled together 27 of his tiny band of bl to overcome a filibuster of the 1964 civil rights bill being filibustered by al gore's senior and robert cla
was 82. when president clintoaiour age ct i82 the audience in texas, we heard a big, oh boy. [laughter] getting back to my point. it dn'eave to strip them or do anything dray conian. there's many things we can do. we, democrats, have to have the courage to do that. by the way, seniors are not stupid. they are smart. they are the mst lat pon. rs eyuntand. maybe the interest groups, they understand on the republican side of the equation, they got to get over the fear of groverort. ma oouha nrd him? he's, as i say in the book, is the most powerful man in the country today. why do i say that? well, he's the one who has this organization that forceseo ignox,en pledges. 236 congressmen, more than a majority signed, and 41 senators, enough to stop any legislation from occurring by filibuster, have also signed. grcolscoy. he literally controls the country. grover, not to say there's anything wrong with being small, but he's a little guy who looks like the nerd in college, and i woicheas li the wizard of oz.. nobody voted for him. nobody gave him reason to be this perful, and he's a fraud, but
. texas air insignificantly which happens in war, but not necessarily to the same extent. the economy. gdp. significant dissent under attorney-general palmer became of the mess. urban riots erupted, and the war never yielded what it promised. by 1920 the american people were saying, we have to get rid of this guy. and then as a say, as an aside, he was a sanctimonious man. and, you know, we just don't like sanctimonious people. the sanctimonious presidents have been john quincy adams, james k. polk, quincy adams was a 1-termer. polk, a 1-termer by choice but to brought upon himself much more political difficulties during his one term in office than was needed. jimmy carter, in my view, george w. bush. i don't think that helps any of those presidents. the historians consistently have traded wilson as consistently and a great or near great category. voters, as i say, had a totally different view. so let's talk briefly about when the voters and historians converge. they converge on the greatest of the great, the man i call leaders of destiny. i have three criteria for those presidents that we
as a clear failure, characterized by persistent economic downturn, extensive bank failures, texas devastation and in an art response on the part of the president. so i would say that overall his record is middling at best and the voters probably had it right, i think maybe historians for a little bit off the mark on that one. now historians can be influenced by various things. allan nevins, one of the premier historians at this time wrote a two volume biography of grover cleveland called grover cleveland, the study encourage, two volumes, more than you want to read about the guy. my next project is actually the 1890s when william mckinley for a hatchery as of this volumes that i'm not sure that i'm looking forward to it, but allan nevins is a beautiful writer, so i'm sure it's going to be a wonderful boat, wonderful biography. probably the influence of allan nevins on his colleagues in florence i rating and cleveland has trickled down since then, but he still rather high on 12, 13, 14. let's talk about john not dems. obviously a great man, great patriot and contributor to our nation. he's not
. in to the pad graduate school and the university of texas. showed it to professors. that's how i got it into the hands of my aged. >> is this based on your experience? >> well, i say it is a work of imagination that would not have happened without the experiences i had. the circumstances that occur in the book is not what happened to me while i was overseas, but the emotional tone of the book is something a wanted to get out there and communicate to people who may be felt like it did not understand that experience. one of those preconceptions kamal was it like? and it's hard to know how to answer that question. that was what i was trying to do. what is it like? >> he talked about the emotional core. >> well, confusion is probably -- you have a job to do. you understand it. you may not understand all the precautions and the way it affects you with people around you are particularly your family home. for instance, the hardship that my mother in toward, i don't think i understood that until i have some time to mature and got a little older and had conversations with her. not just with a
ended up at graduate school at the university of texas, and showed it to professors and they were encouraging. a good friend of mine, also a graduate of the center, loved it, and offered to send it to his agent on my behalf. and that how i got it in. >> host: is this based on your experience in iraq? >> guest: well, i think it's a work of the imagination, that when you're half in without the experiences that i had. the circumstances that occur in the book is not what happened to me wheel i was overseas but i think the sort of emotional core of the book is something i wanted to get out there and communicate to people who maybe felt like they didn't understand that experience. one of the most frequent question is got asked, and a lot of veterans are asked, what was is like over there? and it's hard to know how to answer that question. that's really what i was trying to do when started to write the book. how do i contend with that question, what is it like? >> host: you talk about the emotional core what emotion do you bring out in the book? >> guest: i think confusion. you have a so
were ready to go, they were sentto pantex in texas to th fil exivan ttin eyuawo become, you know, part of the a nuclear warhead. so i think one of the things that was interesting of working ere, it was easy to believe, and production stoed the for alinivrp w i s- ilwaer but it was easy to believe we were not pulling the trigger,art of the process, or putting the bomb together. we were just making plutonium pits. you know, it's really an acronym, a ehemi, thwa wiesto where did it go and where did the pits go is with what's called muff. when i worked there, one of m jobs was to type up reports. i worked with managers and germings, project managers, and type up reports thaten in. hame d understand a lot of what i was writing about, and m-u-f, what's that? it's an odd firm, but refers to pliun over the course of eight years, rocky flats lost more than 3,000 pounds of play tope yum. where did that go? there's speculation on the department of energy and ohers sotis theso int. o backyard, and there was a cleanup, started in -- really began in 1995 when i w working out at the plant. the depart
used. ro, lie this remained a ce in texas the nomination but he never won a primary in which evangelicals cast a majority of the vote to you i was really paradoxical ting going on in republican pima whheh ehemci w th cdaasni e gelil vote, rick santorum. and newt gingrich in a couple of states. and so i hope that doesn't happen, but i hope that also leads to discipline on the other side. that if those of uswoa raayoms onshn' asu icdo believe, and then i hope the other side will show restraint of upbringing of the jeremiah wright issue and suggest that president obama agrees with everything jeremiah wright ever said i would also be untaherject oe re wt acly about. and i actully spoke to richard land who is a christian conservative and asked him flat out what'soing to happen with evangelicals and romeyon iu spihedesn't strong support mitt romney, and he said that his impression is that the strongest opposition is likely to come from baptist, in his case, but evangelicals believe in areas where there's th mpti tat popatiowee ggest arizona and nevada, among swing states, and utah
with him. also with texas. i plan to finish that up, too. >> for more information on this and other summer reading list, visit booktv.org. timothy gay presents a history of american war reportage during world war ii. he follows five journalists. walter cronkite, andy rooney, homer biggar, and how the whale. he speaks with chip cronkite, former usa today reporter and david merrin is from the associated editor of the "washington post." >> good evening. our book tonight is "assignment to hell", the war against nazi germany, with correspondents walter cronkite, andy rooney, homer biggar, and howard doyle. the author is timothy gay and i'm excited to be doing this book because i just finished reading andy rooney's book, my war. let me mention some upcoming book of cummings. it prograde or of the daily show will talk about her book. and a book on the uss cole, front burner, and john timoney mama, the vice president of the republic of uganda will discuss his book. and other true stories from the last decades of africa. a member of the national guard will discuss his book, the renegades coming on
lawyer by the name of chris fom texas. it amene t scce. ers initial follow-up bomb alert at about 10:30 a.m. and our have after the initial blast,ihvefdra ors c to u prvisl me itn'bg enough. which need is the entire dris field plus 25%. that didn't happen for quite some tie. ev depte se t'skn ri oem errecepe ngi,d af hescericn aan point of view entirely understandable but it wasn't done that respected the integrity of the crime scene. ohoug to cover e atthwaemus stadni t esyeitwth moisre. so again huge missed opportunity to gather evidence that could be used effectively to wor out how the bomb wasuil, whmight vebl sic th.lesnd ud] ertaly from the point of view of the search and rescue operation there was no experience of this. theme of e in on evening of the bombing in paicuarve r a stat s sorisemad n se t yon waya they tried to boss everybody on them. they credit for everything the fire department done in terms of restinpe, inem o of h eyll pd pagl bedppallingly is they didn't respect the request of the fbi in terms of hitting on to the site as a crime scene. once it became clear ther we
until after they died lobby washington where texas congressman wright powhaten sponsor a bill calling it remedial payment. approximately 20,000 veterans, world war i in which my dad said my grandfather had served in washington, d.c.. they marched around the nation's capital can't doubt for the better purpose of two months along the banks of the river and elsewhere throughout d.c.. continue to camp and to get even after the bill was finally defeated in the senate. until a bloody confrontation which led the to marchers did. president hoover called him general douglas macarthur and members of the u.s. calvary who fought the on veterans' and forced them out with tear gas, rifles and bayonets. for more than 30 years, my father talked about writing a history for the bonus march. the most overlooked and stand in the 20th century american history, he called it, and the country was on the verge of the coup d'etat. it was an event that history books have left out, he said, but one that should be remembered. he talked about the need he felt to preserve the memory of the generation that had been
comparing two cities in texas. and two regions which are very similar in demographic composition, very simple outcomes, yet one spends twice as much as the other. and the reason is one does tons of extra tests and procedures, just there's facts in the book. i have lots of facts about all the extra stuff they do. and the question is -- the problem is if you go to those doctors, they'll say, no, this test was needed because this person had the symptom, a they make a compelling case for each example. are we just going to tell the doctors you can't do that? that's the problem we need to figure out going forward. in european countries partly because they just don't have the history of excessive treatment that we do they haven't run into this problem. >> stage right. >> it seems to me one of the big benefits of the changes is the ability for people to change jobs, to -- that they won't get shut out either from employer to employer and change insurers or even the ability to go off and start a business of their own, move away from employer-based health care to a business of their own where the
and not what you have in these books that, for the most part, are coming out of texas where tey're even talking a n oay stleivgh h. >> well, i know here in harlem, u know, i was just at wattly a couple of months ago struggling th this attempt to cse scols wn. adiat hee an announcement they're closing down 64 schools. in a chocolate city. to be replaced by either charters or somevad del atesve m fft thicst ilthh. to be educated as a human being and a citizen, not just a consumer, so that the battle between the democratic model of education which has todayith pong- which has do hu bgs citizens and the market model and more and more for-profit institutions are in education because there's a $500 billion cow waiting for folk just salivating to make moy on it, for profit profit, pfit. because livinsoy,s fo sry'sp'sp sale including public education. and once public education is weakened and feeble, your democracy is about gone. p because you can't sustain a democry wiout noti o puduon congo ucn. it's all privatized. everybody just consume what they gain, and survival of the slickest. the 11th comma
on the east and west coast. there are only three states that allow drilling offshore which is texas, louisiana, and alabama. everybody else doesn't allow it. another large gas spet on the east and west coast. okay, you know, that oil is -- [inaudible] i'm willing to develop a solution. -- [inaudible] how do you know you won't strike oil? for the first time in history -- [inaudible] every other kind of mining. india has the third largest reserve in the world because of -- [inaudible] india has become one of the big et. cetera em porters. i tried to write a column saying it imports oil. [inaudible] because of the difficulty. because started to open other commodities somewhat more resilient than he thinks except i would agree with him that oil and gas. the discovery of shell oil and shell gas in the united states that particularly technology is simple technology. it can be replicated enormous shale deposits over the world. china has the biggest, probably. they have once again become an exporter. they export all of that. for the opec countries is not good at all. on the other hand if the commoditi
it's been that kind of situation. >> host: you've been to law texas, kansas for your reearch on ts annow yoarei when does the research part of it in the? >> guest: you just know when you get there. actually the research never ends. ere is a pointisy a dytr tard this book the essentially the day after obama was elected president that's when i decided i'd got to do this book. i'd written a fewpieces fo thoadas fgton po"f seh icly his moth, and i think when i get home from this incredible journey i will have the kansas side of the stprettyuhmpd w or begins, it's a weaving these incredible worlds that helped create this person. >> host: who came up with the title? >> gue: i did i was just bouncing aroundo catseot ca come out of dalia, kansas, indonesia, chicago, out of this world. thowe recreate himself so i'm not sure the proportions yet and will be important to get it right but perhaps even the firt half of k i arr t ote stage yet and the second act of the book is largely chicago with his education in california, new burhi aa ihro nse en ereese political been, so when you think abo
, working on migration of black southerners from mississippi and louisiana and texas and ten into kansas in 1879 right after the end of emancipation, and over and over and over again the documents that the people created said we are not safe. we are subject to violence. there are white writers and our neighborhoods who burn and pillage and rape and kill. so the whole question of bodily integrity, the freedom from violence, this has been a concern from the time of indentured servitude slaver and remember that slavery into servitude rests on a foundation of personalviolence the person who owns you and controls you can rule you because that person can hurt you so, freedom from personal violence has been a concern throughout african-american history. so that is the first thing i want to put on the table to talk about personal violence, about social violence, about racial violence, and how crucial -- what an enormous difference it would make in our personal lives and in our national lives if people who identified as black didn't feel subject to personal violence. that is the first thing. the
of texas. he grew up in houston. then he was a foreign correspondent for the united presidents international, he got a lot of real reporter experience. he just wasn't a face guy. when "cbs evening news" became more important, walter cronkite started as the anchor, i think, in the 1960s, and was there for about 20 years into the early '80s. i just think that his time, he said he covered a president, and his time covering is certainly fascinating and he was a fascinating person because he was so thoughtful. i think douglas brinkley is a wonderful historian. he is a history professor at rice university. he has also taught at the noble double academy and princeton. he is a real historian who also does detailed comprehensive research. the book that he wrote, "cronkite", will be the definitive biography of walter cronkite. the fact that douglas brinkley wrote it in my high regard for him, and the fact that walter cronkite, of course, is so well known and loved in our country, having this kind of a biography is an excellent thing for us to have poor documentation in the future. the la
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